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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Saturday, April 9, 2011

A slight pause

I will be back once I have finished giving this term's students the marks they deserve. 

The best part is the students who surprise you. I ran into one I taught a few years ago in an adult literacy class last night at the grocery store. To my complete amazement he is a) still alive b) now in university and enjoying his intro to law course which he says he is finding useful in his everyday life "on a daily basis." My big struggle with him when I taught him was his conviction that there was no future for guys who had been in all the trouble he had been in. He credits me with hope. 

So it doesn't matter how whiny I get about marking, and throw myself around because it is eating into my sewing time, this is what I am supposed to be doing right now.

I am however keeping myself going by moving things in and out of my shopping cart on Vogue.com before the latest sale ends tonight.

I'll be getting back to you.


sdBev said...

"I am however keeping myself going by moving things in and out of my shopping cart " Oh yes. I believe that's a favorite preoccupation of seamstresses all over the world.

Yes you are in the right place. Keep giving it your best.

Jane M said...

You are making a mark that you can't even see, bravo. Teaching young people was the hardest job I ever had. I'm glad you do get to see the hear about the positive effects you have on students...and I bet there are plenty more you don't yet know about. As for patterns, I'm trying to keep myself away from the Joann's sale tomorrow.